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Remembering our spotless fireplace with “white mud”

By Betty Moore, Columnist John and Gail Wade went to Lawrenceville to see the grandchildren. They enjoy playing with them so much. Martha Sue Peek has lived in Charleston, South Carolina, Germany, Cheyenne, Wyoming, Goose Bay, Labrador, Philippines, Oklahoma City and now she is back after 50

AARP will complete your taxes for free on March 11

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a FREE workshop for anyone who is in the role of providing services and oversight to those needing extra help at home.  These sessions are for those caring for an elderly friend or loved one, or those caring for the younger generation.

Flambeau to add 100 new jobs at Madison Site

By Patrick Yost editor Flambeau Inc announced Monday that it would immediately add approximately 100 new jobs to its Atlanta Highway manufacturing site. According to Gene Luepkes, operations manager, the injection molded manufacturing plant has secured several new lines of components and is adding machinery from a

County running budget on reserves

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) heard from Beth Grimes, certified public accountant with Bates & Carter, concerning the county’s audit for the fiscal year 2013. Grimes stated that the county’s expenditures exceeded its revenue for the second year in a

Sheriff’s office nabs four for home invasion

By Patrick Yost Editor Three men and a woman have been arrested and charged after a Bostwick home invasion that stemmed, authorities said, from the alleged theft of a video game and game controller. According to Lt. Mark Williams, the four people have all been charged with

Morgan Memorial records a profit for December

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) earned more than $21,000 in net income during the month of December 2013, despite a relatively low daily census of 15.9 patients per day. The gross patient revenue for December was almost $80,000 less than budgeted, but

DDA agrees to spend $300K on Gilmore property

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Downtown Development Authority of Madison (DDA) unanimously approved a contract for almost $298,000 with Whitsel Construction Services, Inc., for renovations on the Gilmore House property. Whitsel Construction Services will charge an additional 9 percent fee as the superintendent of the project,

Goosebumps to be filmed in Madison

By Tia Lynn Lacorchick staff writer The motion picture “Goosebumps,” a feature film starring Jack Black that is based on R.L. Stine’s series of wildly popular horror fiction novels for children, might be filmed in Madison this coming summer. A definitive decision will not be rendered for

Board votes to buy $250K fire pumper

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to approve the purchase of a Rosenbauer fire pumper for approximately $249,000 during their Feb. 4 regular meeting. Morgan County Fire Chief Mark Melvin recommended the Rosenbauer model, stating that a new fire engine

Costs are rising, revenue staying the same, BOC says

By Nick Nunn staff writer The Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) held the first in a series of work sessions, which will be devoted to discussing the upcoming fiscal year 2015 budget. These work sessions are part of an initiative that the BOC created last year